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Iceland: Volcanoes and Northern Lights
The land of fire and ice produces all kinds of strange weather phenomena. By day, geyser-seeking, glacial hiking, volcano biking, and snow and ash cloud spotting can keep you occupied, while nighttime delivers glimpses of spectacularly colorful thermospheric storms of the aurora borealis. Icelandic tour outfitter Elves & Trolls caters to climate geeks with activities like caving through lava tunnels of Leiðarendi, wild geyser hunts, volcano hikes, and of course watching the northern lights (elvesandtrolls.com; tours from $397).
When to Go: October–March.